L’Classico 2021 Started and we just saw incredible match in the first Half. Benzema Open the
Wing’s and Real Go for flight.
Karim Benzema put the champions in charge at a soggy Alfredo di Stefano stadium with a
delightful backheel in the 14th minute while a deflected Toni Kroos free kick doubled their
lead in the 28th.
Barca hit back on the hour mark through Oscar Mingueza and the defender almost found the
equalizer later on, while the Catalans had a huge penalty appeal waved away when Martin
Braithwaite fell following a challenge by Ferland Mendy.
The hosts survived the nail-biting finish to complete a sensational week after beating
Liverpool 3-1 in a Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday.
Zinedine Zidane's side joined Atletico Madrid on 66 points and moved top of the table,
although Atletico can reclaim first place when they visit Real Betis on Sunday. Barca
dropped to third on 65.